Vietnam veteran Patrick Howe from St. Peters receives his third Purple Heart. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Vietnam Veteran From St. Peters Receives Purple Heart

A Vietnam veteran from St. Peters gets his Purple Heart—44 years after the battle.


Dwight Kay

Illinois Rep. Introduces ‘Knockout Game’ Legislation

The legislation would stiffen the penalty for those convicted of battery while taking part in the “game,” making it punishable by 3-7 years in prison.


People visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington on March 29, 2013 as the US marks the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of its last combat troops from South Vietnam.  (AFP/Getty/ Nicholas Kamm)

Vietnam Veterans Day in Missouri

New state law makes each March 30 a commemorative holiday.


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Durbin Urges Senate To Keep An Open Mind About Hagel

Hagel’s nomination has caught some flack because of charges that he is a weak supporter of Israel.


A Powerball lottery ticket for the estimated record $500 million jackpot prize, Powerball's biggest winnings ever, is seen in a convenience store in Washington on November 26, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Big Winners Share Lessons, Risks of Powerball Win

Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some more sound advice: Stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends.


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Price Of Dry Cleaning Could Be On The Rise In U.S.

Higher taxes on the chemical most dry cleaners use are pushing prices up.


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Homeless Vets Still a Problem in Illinois

Erica Borggren, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, says mentally unstable veterans have trouble maintaining jobs, and unemployment leads to homelessness


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Illinois Sees Big Money in Trade with Cuba

State Rep. Jack Franks says the state’s goal should be $1 billion of agricultural exports to Cuba alone.


7/22/11-Members of the Patriot Guard leave Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon Il. Friday morning. They escorted family members of Army Spec. Randy Dalton to retrieve his body at Lambert Airport. Spec. Dalton, who was killed in Vietnam in 1971, will be buried with full military honors in Glen Carbon Sunday. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Soldier Killed In Vietnam in ’71 To Be Buried This Weekend

Funeral services for Army Specialist Randy Dalton to be held Sunday.


Giving the gift of a home

ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — One Metro-East veteran will spend Christmas in the first home he’s owned because of generosity from a fellow soldier.


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